Chapter 31: Organizing for Disaster Recovery

Leo A. Wrobel

LAN MANAGERS, COMMUNICATIONS MANAGERS, AND OTHER TECHNICAL SERVICE PROFESSIONALS ARE USUALLY CALLED ON TO WRITE DISASTER RECOVERY PLANS FOR THE SYSTEMS FOR WHICH THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE. Whether they realize it or not, these professionals already have a disaster recovery plan in place. These individuals are most familiar with the layout of the technical platform they are protecting, whether it is a LAN or PBX. They have probably been involved in the design, layout, and construction of the system since its inception. In short, they are the most knowledgeable and competent people to recover that system in the event of a disaster. They are a disaster recovery plan.

The problem is, this plan ...

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